>Racing>Anyone want to help with pre-marathon races?
I'm running the Ottawa Marathon 27 May 12. I think I'm on track for my goal (<3:00), probably a hair light on the mileage but better trained than I've ever been. Three races have presented themselves:
So, I've got the 10K 3 weeks out on Saturday, then the XC race (6.2 km) on Friday, then the half on Sunday. I look at this as a lot, but many of my best 'peak' races have been after racing into shape this way. I've never done a marathon before, though.
The half is pretty much a given as a dress rehearsal for the marathon, and practice holding my goal pace.
What should I do with regards to the other two races? Do I race them both? Pick one or the other and race it, pace run the other, or just run both of them as marathon or tempo pace runs?
Thanks for your opinions.